Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—February 9, 2012.
Summary: Volvo is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 VHD and model year 2011-2013 VNLd and VNM vehicles, manufactured from December 2, 2010, through January 18, 2012, and equipped with Bendix ATR-6 traction relay valves. In extremely cold conditions, these Bendix relay valves may potentially develop internal leakage. Internal leakage can lead to air pressure being delivered to affected primary or secondary brake causing continuous brake application.
Consequence: Inadvertent brake application can cause the brakes to overheat and lead to a fire. Inadvertent brake application can cause the wheels to lock-up leading the driver to lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Volvo will notify owners, and provide a temporary repair until Bendix develops a permanent remedy. This service will be performed free of charge. The Safety Recall is expected to begin during February 2012. Owners may contact Volvo trucks at 800-528-6586.
Notes: Volvo Recall Number RVXX1202. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY: 800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.